Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DIY Concrete Garden Hands

Love this unusual concrete garden hands container!  

I'm always looking for unique containers I can make myself, especially those made with concrete :)

Click here for the tutorial.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Awesome container gardening idea

Since container gardening is my preferred method of gardening, I'm always looking for new ideas.

Garden Lovers Club has an article on container planting that includes a video that includes a great method of assembling a large container planting.  

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Crotons - What You Need to Know

Crotons are colorful and showy in the landscape.  They can be grown in containers as in the photo from my garden, or grown as a shrub (great for hedges).  There are various varieties that can all bring a tropical, colorful look in the garden.

If you are interested in growing these beauties in your garden, click here for an excellent article on crotons.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Make and Use Leaf Mold in Your Garden

Rake them leaves up, store in a large black garbage bag and let sit in a designated area of your yard.  It is that easy to make leaf mold.  My hibiscus and other acid-loving plants loved the addition of leaf mold in their containers or as mulch in a garden bed.

Check out this article on leaf mold for everything you need to know about using leaf mold in your garden.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Stump Removal Trick

Neglect has turned our paradise into a forest.  It is in dire need of cutting all those trees down!

Stump removal has always been a problem for me.  Since I am very aware of the ecosystem that exists on our property and all the lovely animals and creatures who love to visit, I am very leary of using kerosene.  This trick using epsom salt from Plant Care Today is the solution to my problem!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Soil For Raised Beds

Do you want to create raised beds in your garden, but not sure what type of soil is appropriate to use?

Click here to go to an informative article on soil for raised beds.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Guide to Pruning

Pruning is a very important step in garden maintenance.

Click here to go to an article on what to prune and when.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Growing Garlic Indoors

If you cook with garlic as much as we do, you may be interested in growing your own.  

I've tried before with no success, but I learned of a few things I did wrong from this article about growing garlic indoors.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Guide to Growing Annuals

When I was a little girl, my dad who was an avid gardener, started me off in gardening by giving me a bed of my own to grow and maintain annuals.  My favorites were zinnias and marigold.  I took care of that bed like the plants were my babies.  It started me on the road to gardening love.

Click here for an awesome guide to growing annuals.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

How to Make a Log Planter

How cute is this log planter?  I love it!!  We still have a huge log that fell on our outdoor shed that needs to be dealt with.  This is the perfect solution for what to do with it.

It would be awesome to use the log planters to form a raised bed.

Click here to find out how to make the log planter.

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